Good to know
- How do I get to the Wiener Festwochen venues?
Once you are in Vienna, all Wiener Festwochen venues are easily reached by public transport. The nearest stop to your venue and a city map, you can find here.
- Do the Wiener Festwochen have wheelchair-user spaces or barrier free access?
Venues marked have wheelchair-user spaces and barrier-free access. Wheelchair-user spaces (EUR 6 / accompanying person: EUR 15) can be booked by phone or email from the Festwochen Service up to one week before the performance. Tickets for wheelchair-user spaces for performances of Lulu are sold exclusively through the MusikTheater an der Wien (email@example.com), and for Creation 2023 exclusively through the Volksoper Wien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Before, during and after the performances
- Do the venues have cloakrooms?
All our venues have cloakrooms (voluntary donations welcome). Exceptions to this are our outdoor venues such as Rathausplatz, Judenplatz, the Sparefroh playground at the Donaupark and the Club U.
- Where can I find details about the times of the performances?
The relevant production page on our website has full details of the current starting times and duration of each performance. In the case of world premieres and new productions, the running time is usually only known just before the first performance. We therefore recommend that you take a look at our website, which is regularly updated.
- Do the Wiener Festwochen provide surtitles?
The Wiener Festwochen have many performances where a foreign language is spoken on stage. The form of translation best suited for our Viennese and international audiences is decided for each production. Surtitles are the most common choice, projected live either directly into, above or alongside the stage set.
Generally speaking, the aim is to provide a translation for both German and English-speaking audiences. Bilingual translations may be dispensed with in exceptional cases, for technical production, aesthetic or other reasons. Full details of the language spoken on stage and the available translations can be found on the relevant production page of our website.
- Is there a dress code?
The Wiener Festwochen do not have a dress code. We know you will always be dressed appropriately. We just want you to be comfortable!
- Are programmes available and what do they cost?
There is an evening programme for almost every production; it is handed out free of charge by our ushers at each venue (a small contribution towards costs is charged only in exceptional cases). An English translation of the texts in the evening programme can be found on the relevant production page on our website.
- Am I allowed to take pictures or make audio and/or video recordings during performances?
Photography, filming and audio and/or video recordings are not permitted during the performances (authorisation required). Please also make sure your mobile phone is switched off during performances.
- Who do I contact if I have lost something at one of the venues?
Are you still at the venue? If so, our ushers will be happy to help you. If not, simply email to email@example.com.
- Late admissions
Please note: depending on the production, you may not be admitted to the auditorium if you arrive late.
Introductions and dress rehearsals
- Are dress and final rehearsals for performances accessible to the general public?
Up-to-date information on rehearsals accessible to the general public is published on the Internet or may be obtained from the Festwochen Service +43 1 589 22 22.
If you are a Festwochen Clubticket holder, you have the opportunity to attend one of two dress rehearsals. Full details you can find here.
- Can I get regular mailings by post?
The Wiener Festwochen festival is working hard to reduce its printed matter. But we are happy to send our programme book to all interested parties. Simply register here to receive our programme book.
- Can I get regular mailings by email?
With pleasure! Simply sign up for our Newsletter here. You will also find more information about our programme on our social media channels. And, of course, we’re looking forward to your Likes!